Deuterium labeling and mechanistic insights in the polymerization of propylene promoted by benzamidinate complexes

Victoria Volkis, Sinai Aharonovich, Moris S. Eisen

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Abstract

A new epimerization mechanism was introduced for the polymerization of propylene obtained by octahedral benzamidinate complexes. Deuterium labeling showed that deuterium is transferred from a methyne to a methylene position in the polymer inducing a stereoerror and an elastic material. In addition, two active species are formed during the polymerization of propylene promoted by the octahedral bis(benzamidinate) titanium dialkyl complexes. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)967-973
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Research
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • benzamidinate complexes
  • mechanistic insights
  • polypropylene

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